I once had a student email me and comment on a workout not being hard enough. I found the email interesting because of the perspective of the student and because the email had an unspoken question that needs answering.
First, as you become more experienced with CrossFit, better conditioned, and more fit overall, you'll find that you have certain strengths and weaknesses. These strengths and weaknesses might correspond with a specific movement, an entire modal domain (e.g. gymnastics, weightlifting, or conditioning), or even a certain time domain (e.g. shorter workout vs. longer workouts). That's a normal part of the process and I found it interesting that the student commented on the workout not being difficult enough rather than his own improvement in the primary movement of that workout. Guess what: if you a squat enough, you're going to get pretty good at it!
Next comes the unspoken question: is every workout here at CrossFit 818 supposed to kick your ass and leave you quivering in a puddle of your own sweat??? Hell no. We're not here to torture you (although at times, you might feel that way!) We're here to train you, and to that end we program our workouts to help you achieve the level of fitness we promised you when you first walked through that door. Sometimes that means having workouts or even entire weeks that aren't as 'tough' as you might be accustomed to.
As always, don't hesitate to ask us a question if you have one!
A. 1RM Back Squat
B. AMRAP 12 Minutes
12 Kettlebell Swings (70/53, USSR)
8 Goblet Squats
6 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
Posted by Zareh.